Plant and Soil Interfaces and Interactions

Proceedings of the International Symposium: Plant and Soil: Interfaces and Interactions. Wageningen, The Netherlands August 6–8, 1986

  • A. Van Diest

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. I. P. O’Halloran, J. W. B. Stewart, E. De Jong
    Pages 113-126
  3. T. A. Lie, D. Göktan, M. Engin, J. Pijnenborg, E. Anlarsal
    Pages 171-181
  4. R. Rodriguez-Kabana, G. Morgan-Jones, I. Chet
    Pages 237-247
  5. R. H. Howeler, E. Sieverding, S. Saif
    Pages 249-283
  6. G. B. Shaw, R. B. McKercher, R. Ashford
    Pages 323-331
  7. Mabrouk A. El-Sharkawy, James H. Cock
    Pages 345-360

About this book


Forty years ago, when PLANT AND SOIL first appeared, Europe was still recovering from the devastating effects of World War II. During the war years, work in many centres of agricultural research had come to a virtual standstill. Buildings and equipment were destroyed, scientists were often forced to terminate their research and teaching activities and funds allocated to such work were diverted to other, at that time, more pressing needs. During the first post-war years reconstruction was undertaken with great zeal and in that light the founding of the new journal PLANT AND SOIL must be viewed. In the pre-war period most agricultural science journals were still primarily national ones and consequently many articles were published in languages mastered by only a limited number of potential readers. In small countries whose languages are not widely understood, the desire arose to publish research findings in one of the major languages. It is therefore understandable that in the early years of the journal's existence, large portions of PLANT AND SOIL were filled with articles from the Scandinavian countries and The Nether­ lands. Originally, rather frequent use was made of the opportunity to publish also in German and French, but with the advance of English as a major language of communication, a decline was noticeable in the number of German and French manuscripts submitted. As a consequence the Edi­ torial Board has recently decided to terminate the publishing of articles in these languages.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Van Diest
    • 1
  1. 1.WageningenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8122-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3627-0
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